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St. Kitts and Nevis: PM Drew declares non-involvement in US RICO lawsuit

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St. Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew declares his non-involvement in US RICO Lawsuit. A press release was made on Monday, June 03, 2024 to clarify the misleading claims and focusing more on further good governance agenda.

The press release emphasizes upon the issue that has been brought into notice of Prime Minister Drew, regarding the public getting misled with the false information of being involved or connected with the RICO lawsuit filed in the US Federal Court in relation to the CBI underselling.

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PM Drew made this sure that the citizens should be served with the right information and said that it is abundantly clear that no such lawsuit has been filed against him or in his personal or professional capacity and he has not been named in any such lawsuit in the US.

“In fact, it is under my leadership that CBI underselling was outlawed in St. Kitts and Nevis,” clarified Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew through the press release.

According to the press note, there is an existence of second claim for judicial review that identifies the Minister of National Security, in the capacity which is served by the PM Drew at present.

Furthermore, legal proceeding has been claimed for the judicial review where the court will review the administrative actions of the government.

The prime minister therefore assured that it is his legal responsibility as a Minister of National Security to address the local judicial review claim.

As per mentioned in the press release, it must be considered that the judicial review matter is an entirely separate and different legal proceeding from the RICO Lawsuit in the US Federal Court.

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The legal proceeding has nothing to do with the RICO lawsuit and it does not allege any impropriety, misconduct or corruption on the part of Prime Minister Drew.

Considering the concerns of the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Terrance Drew added to his statement that as Prime Minister of the Federation, he will continue to lead with integrity and dignity and in keeping with the good governance agenda of the Labour Administration.

Therefore, he strongly urged all Ministers who are currently serving in the Administration, all government officials as well as all civil servants, to discharge the duties entrusted to them with the integrity in keeping with the good governance agenda of the administration.

Notably, RICO law was originally made to help the government combat the organized crime. During that time the use of the RICO Act was extended to civil lawsuits involving a wide range of unlawful activities from insider trading and political corruption to bankruptcy and security frauds.

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